Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, is to use a major speech at Clarence House on Wednesday afternoon to fight back against the increasingly vocal climate change scepticism among other parts of the coalition.
Tens of billions of pounds of investment in low-carbon, job-creating energy infrastructure projects that are "ready to go" could be lost to Britain because of an anti-green movement that is sweeping through the Tory party, the Liberal Democrat energy secretary warns today.
Last year George Osborne, the Chancellor, made it clear he was not willing to let climate change policies be a burden on British business.
“We should not price British business out of the global economy. If we burden them with endless social and environmental burdens - however worthy in their own right - then not only will we not achieve those goals but the businesses will fail, jobs will be lost and our country will be poorer,” he said.
However, in a speech to the Clean Energy Ministerial, a meeting of 23 ministers representing 80 per cent of the world’s energy use, in London, Mr Davey insisted that in a time of “scepticism and doubt”, the Coalition remain committed to being the “greenest Government ever”.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: "The potential rewards from carbon capture and storage are immense: a technology that can de-carbonise coal and gas-fired power stations and large industrial emitters, allowing them to play a crucial part in the UK's low carbon future.
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